The highly anticipated Gorillaz documentary Bananaz, set for a global online premiere April 20 through Babelgum, will be screened tonight at the New York Soho Apple Store followed by a Q & A session with director Ceri Levy.
If you can't make it out tonight, you'll have to wait 'til April -- but take solace in the fact that you'll be part of the first-ever global online film premiere. Internet TV platform Babelgum will host the film, which goes behind the scenes of the virtual cartoon band Gorillaz and into the real inner-workings of Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett's creative process.
From the press release:
From 2000 to 2006 director Ceri Levy filmed alongside the creators behind the scenes, from first drawings, animations, music and the musicians, through to the faces behind the voices of Murdoc, 2D, Noodle and Russel Hobbs. Made with the spirit of collaboration and madness that is Gorillaz, Bananaz also has appearances from many of those who occasionally pass through this virtual band: Dennis Hopper, De la Soul, Ibrahim Ferrer, Dangermouse, Dan the Automator, D12, Bootie Brown and Neneh Cherry.
The film will receive a theatrical release following the online premiere, and has already achieved a bit of cult status after screenings at the 58th Berlin Film Festival, SXSW and Edinburgh.